With a focus on the growing number of institutions employing commercial agents to support international student recruitment, Student Recruitment Agents in International Higher Education provides an evidence-based exploration of this phenomenon, and will increase the reader’s understanding of the multiple dimensions of agent engagement, its contradictions and complexities.
This book explores who and what these education agents are, what students and higher education institutions can expect from a good agent, how bad agents can be identified and avoided, and what we learn from the reasons for the development of these agents in the first place. Offering theoretical perspectives with practical applications, this volume features contributions from academics and scholar-practitioners, laying out fresh perspectives and insights on topics such as process transparency, developing agent policy and procedures, and government regulations.
Providing the ideal reference for students embarking on international study, agents, higher educational institutions, government/accreditation agencies, researchers, and practitioners, this insightful book acts as a critical basis for further research and improvements in higher education practice.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part I|37 pages
Setting the Scene
part II|29 pages
Education Agent and Consultant Perspectives
part III|38 pages
Agents' Value Propositions and Impact
part IV|42 pages
Agent Management and Views of Higher Education Institutions
part V|35 pages
part VI|55 pages
Government and Regulator Perspectives and Country Studies